Old time laundry, Dentist's
Office, Doctor's Office, Post Office and changing exhibits
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In our old-time laundry area we have on display
antique wooden washing machines, old ironing boards, sad
irons. Don't know what sad irons are? Here is your
chance to find out.
Got a toothache or a tummy ache? Visit our
Doctor/Dentist office display to get a feel for the medical
profession in the "good old days."
Need to mail a letter? The old New Era Post
Office is right here. The individual cubby-hole mailboxes,
postage scales, the windows where the patron asked for mail or for
stamps, etc. You will also find a map showing the location
of every original post office in Oceana County and the years it
was in service.
Donated to the Oceana Historical & Genealogical Society 1982
Mears- The best-kept secret in
Oceana County the past year was revealed Saturday afternoon at the
dedication of the new Oceana County Historical Society building.
The anonymous donors of the structure is the family of the
museum's first chairman, Mrs. Kenneth (Marjorie) Robinson of
Silver Lake. The announcement of the donor was made during the
dedication ceremony by Mrs. Robinson's daughter, Mrs Charles(Ann)
Chandler of Indianapolis, Indiana. Mrs. Robinson was spared the
shock at the ceremony by her family who told her the previous
evening. The building of the 24 x 40 foot structure was guided by
Mrs. Robinson's husband and was the result of many hours of
volunteer labor. The plaque presented to Mrs. Robinson, which will
be hung inside the new building reads: " The material for the
shell of this museum building was given by the Robinson family to
honor the first chairman of the Oceana County Museum, Mrs.
Marjorie I. Robinson."
Hart Michigan July 8, 1982